May is Healthy Vision Month, and according to the National Eye Institute, dark leafy greens (such as spinach, kale, collard, turnips, chard, beets, for example) keep your vision strong and help ward off eye problems down the road. Greens may stabilize blood sugar, heal chronic illness and help with weight loss, as well -- all good results for people interested in living a long, healthy life.
To highlight Healthy Vision Month, we partnered with a group of food bloggers called Virtual Potluck. We sent them each a big box of nutrient-dense, dark leafy greens, and they created tasty recipes featuring them.
We had a delicious time, and you will too if you add these recipes to your menu. They're good for Healthy Vision Month or anytime you want to help your diet go a little more green.
Healthy Vision Month recipes from Virtual Potluck
Salmon Tacos with Kale, Collards and Lemon-Tomato Vinaigrette, by Diabetic Foodie.
Homemade Corn Tortillas with Greens, by Diabetic Foodie. (Goes with above recipe)
Lemon Grilled Chicken with Farro and Wilted Greens, by Miss in the Kitchen.
Lemony Sautéed Rainbow Kale, by Cookistry.
Kale, Carrot & Green Apple Slaw, by The Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine.
Panko Crusted Baked Mahi Mahi with Garlic Greens, by Thyme in Our Kitchen.